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Postby Chimaera » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:03 pm

hmm. doesn't everyone wonder about the fridge light? and roll bus tickets into really tight cylinders? for the record:22.15
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Postby jelco » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:55 pm

15.3, although I expected much higher. :P I must say that some of the questions are quite funny.

Concerning Quantum Mechanics: the order of questions actually is incorrect. It now is

Do you Understand Quantum Mechanics?
If so do you know what Quantum Mechanics is?

But this would mean that anyone answering yes to the first question always answers yes to the second. So, it should be

Do you know what Quantum Mechanics is?
If so do you understand Quantum Mechanics?

Read it over a couple of times if you don't see the difference.

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Postby rus|Mike » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:59 pm

But this would mean that anyone answering yes to the first question always answers yes to the second. So, it should be

True, but if I actually know and well understeand waht quantum mechanics is I can't answer 'no', right??
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Postby jelco » Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:03 pm

That's not what I was aiming at. My point was: you can't understand something without knowing about it first. Thus, the order of the questions is incorrect.

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Postby Mas Tnega » Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:10 pm

It could also mean "Do you understand quantum mechanics? If so, are you sure what you understand is in fact quantum mechanics?"
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Postby rus|Mike » Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:10 pm

Thus, the order of the questions is incorrect.

Yes, I noticed it myself, but if I really know what QM is, than the correct answer for me is "yes". And it adds to my insanity score :shock: :shock: true, the questions sound strange, but why do I have ot change my answer because of it??
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Postby jelco » Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:15 pm

Sorry if it looked like that, but that's not what I meant to say. My only point was the incorrect order, aimed not at you, but at the creators of the test.

Mas Tnega wrote:It could also mean "Do you understand quantum mechanics? If so, are you sure what you understand is in fact quantum mechanics?"


Considering the subject, this is a likely meaning! :D

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Postby wwarnick » Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:50 pm

Chimaera wrote:doesn't everyone wonder about the fridge light?

Ah, you haven't shut yourself in a refrigerator before.

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Postby All American Mobster » Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:52 pm

I did wen we were playing hide-and-go-seek at my church. The bottom was sticky.



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Postby KingAl » Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:15 am

I presumed they were trying to be humorous, i.e. anyone who claims to understand quantum mechanics musn't correctly know what it is.

rus|Mike: There's lots of strange stuff about quantum mechanics - probability waveforms a la Schrödinger's cat, entanglement i.e. 'spooky action at a distance', the significance of the observer etc.
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Postby microchip08 » Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:53 pm

34.090909090909086

Is that all?
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Postby All American Mobster » Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:58 pm

Pi. 3.14 and some other numbrs that I dont care about




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Postby wwarnick » Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:39 pm

You're a little late.

Anyway, why not brag again?

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